HOUSTON-- The Texas A&M women's swimming and diving team
improved their undefeated record to 5-0 this weekend after a dominating
performance at Rice University. The
Aggies won 12 of 14 possible events at the dual meet for a 168-94 victory.
The women's squad made a big statement setting eight new pool
records. The pool records broken were the
100 free by Sammie Bosma in 50.77, 1000 free by Sarah Henry in 9:45.50, the 100 breast by Breeja Larson in 1:00.47 also
an NCAA 'B' cut, the 100 fly by Caroline McElhany in 54.72, the 200 fly by
Cammile Adams in 2:00.54, and the 400 IM by Cammile Adams in 4:24.77. Both of the two relays the Aggies swam were
also pool records, the 400 free relay in 3:27.01 by Kelli Benjamin, Sarah
Henry, Breeja Larson, and Sammie Bosma and the 200 medley relay swam in 1:42.58
by Tess Simpson, Breeja Larson, Caroline McElhany, and Liliana Ibanez.
The shining swimmer of the meet was junior Caroline McElhany
with three first place finishes.
McElhany swam a 56.66 in the 100 back and a 54.72 in the 100 fly, along
with assisting in the first place 200 medley relay.
"We had a number of good performances, Caroline McElhany won
three events, and it's always good to do that. Sarah Henry's 1000 free was a
really really good swim", said Head Coach Steve Bultman about the teams
Sophomore Sarah Henry came in first place in the 1000 free
under ten minutes with an impressive time of 9:45.50. Henry's pace was so
impressive that she was only three seconds off the pool record for the 500 free in the first half of
Olympian Cammile Adams had a solid day with two first place
finishes in the 200 fly with 2:00.54 and the 400 individual medley with a time
of 4:24.77 both of which were new pool records.
With this meet, the Texas A&M swimming and
diving team finishes their first semester undefeated and with dozens of new
records. Aggies will resume competition on January 12 with a home meet against
the Auburn Tigers.